Should website hosting be diversified?

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I'm just getting into IM and am curious about website hosting.

I have a dedicated virtual server where I host about 15 different domains, all in "traditional" businesses.

Obviously, it would be easier to just host my IM domains on the same server. But by doing that, am I exposing my other domains (traditional businesses) to spillover risk? That perhaps something goes wrong with one of my IM domains, Google gets unhappy, and all of my domains get penalized?

If there is a risk that I could damage the reputation of my existing domains, what's the best solution? Could I setup a single hosting account separate from my existing one and manage all of my IM domains there? Or is it best to keep the hosting of each IM domain separate and setup a hosting account for each one - perhaps even spanning different vendors.

Thanks for the input.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    Originally Posted by lsilver View Post

    I'm just getting into IM and am curious about website hosting.

    I have a dedicated virtual server where I host about 15 different domains, all in "traditional" businesses.

    Obviously, it would be easier to just host my IM domains on the same server. But by doing that, am I exposing my other domains (traditional businesses) to spillover risk? That perhaps something goes wrong with one of my IM domains, Google gets unhappy, and all of my domains get penalized?

    If there is a risk that I could damage the reputation of my existing domains, what's the best solution? Could I setup a single hosting account separate from my existing one and manage all of my IM domains there? Or is it best to keep the hosting of each IM domain separate and setup a hosting account for each one - perhaps even spanning different vendors.

    Thanks for the input.
    Unless you are using black hat techniques & creating link farms etc, no, it makes no difference.

    The only thing it may help out with is not having all sites be down should the node your server is on go down. The so called seo "experts" will be here soon to tell you about how premium priced IP's will make your sites rank better. 99.9% of the time it could be the furthest from the truth. A lot of it is hear-say, monkey-see monkey-do stuff. Read the forums for the ones who tell you otherwise, are the same ones complaining about lost rankings everytime Google does some "update". Using shady tactics will hurt your sites when the search engines make changes.

    Use good, quality & relevant content and you'll be fine. Google only gets "unhappy" as you said when you try to scam/game them. No where in Googles guides does it say to use class C IP's, in fact, 98% of the IP's being handed out at most companies are class c...so chew on that for a bit when someone tries to get you to pay $10+ per IP.

    Hope that helps! Not many will like that, but it is what it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author lsilver
      Originally Posted by Kingfish85 View Post

      Unless you are using black hat techniques & creating link farms etc, no, it makes no difference.
      I guess that's my uncertainty. My existing sites have been built using pretty conservative techniques. Focus on content, very targeted link building, etc.

      My guess is that to implement, for example, some of the WSO types of services might require being a bit more aggressive. Article spinning, SEOnuke, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You thinking about things too hard. Just get started and deal with that stuff later on. You should just sign up to a service like Hostgator or Yahoo Webhosting.
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